Blacktown Hospital has reached a major milestone in the construction of its car park.
The new car park, which is being built under the $700 million hospital expansion, is a state-first with a high-tech parking guidance system.
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard attended the last pour of concrete at a topping-out ceremony on Thursday, on the roof of the five-storey, 414-space car park.
“The one million plus people who attend Blacktown Hospital every year will find parking a lot easier when this new car park opens, bumping the number of available car spaces across the campus up to 1500,” Mr Hazzard said.
“This is on top of car parking concessions the NSW Government brought in on July 1 for public hospital car parks across NSW – including Blacktown Hospital – making it easier and fairer for patients and their families, staff and visitors.
“The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is investing more than $700 million in the Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital redevelopment, which will provide bigger and better health services closer to home for western Sydney.
“The redevelopment is expected to deliver more than 7000 jobs and is part of a $7.7 billion record building boom in health services across the state.”
The Blacktown Hospital car park is the state’s first to include parking navigation technology with red and green lights to help drivers find the nearest available space, similar to major shopping centres.